It's been a long, remarkable journey for 35-year-old Masters rookie Erik Compton to earn his spot at Augusta National.
Compton punched his ticket to Augusta after a tie for second a year ago in the U.S. Open.
At 11:03 a.m. today, alongside 1991 Masters champ Ian Woosnam, Compton -- a two-time heart transplant recipient -- will finally realize a dream.
Just how long has Compton been thinking about teeing it up in the Masters?
Well, based on a tweet he sent out this morning, it's been a while:
Now that's pretty cool... Let's just hope that unlike the drawing, Compton's tee shot finds the fairway instead of Augusta National's "second cut."